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Publication numberUS3685197 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1972
Filing dateAug 17, 1970
Priority dateAug 17, 1970
Publication numberUS 3685197 A, US 3685197A, US-A-3685197, US3685197 A, US3685197A
InventorsMcclellan Bingham A
Original AssigneeMcclellan Ind Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Simulated pork rind fishing lure
US 3685197 A
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United States Patent McClellan [45] Au 22, 1972 SIMULATED PORK RIND FISHING 2,480,580 8/1949 Hopkins ..43/42.34 X LURE 2,629,678 2/1953 Thompson et al ..l6l/95 [72 Inventor; Bin ham A. Mccleuan Traverse 3,122,853 3/1964 Koonz et a1 ..43/42.24 1 Mich 2,281,635 5/1942 Strauss ..l6l/89 [73] Assignee: ll cCllecllnnllndustries, Inc., Traverse Primary Examiner samuel Koren Assistant Examiner-Daniel]. Leach [22] Filed: Aug. 17, 1970 Attorney-Austin A. Webb 21 l. 1 64526 57 ABSTRACT 52 us. Cl. ..43/42.24, 43/4234 161/95 A Sheet of Synthetic flexible Plavstic material is "mlded 511 Int. Cl. ..A01 k 85/00 Over a shee 0f Plasfic Strands 0Pen 581 Field ofSearch....43/42.24, 42.34, 42.53, 42.29; mesh. with the plastic Pressed IMO and through the 161/89, 95 openings of the mesh so that the mesh is embedded in the sheet. [56] References Cited 2 Claim 6 Drawing Figurw UNITED STATES PATENTS Rice et al ..l6l/95 X PATENTED M 2 1912 3.685; 197

' INVENTOR. B/HGHAM ,4. M CZELLA/v AT TO RN EY Another form molds the mesh essentially on the surface of the sheet.

Still another form molds a relatively thick body on one side of a long and narrow strip of mesh with transverse grooves molded in the plastic body to form generally rectangular sections flexibly connected to the mes DESCRIPTION The drawings, of which there is one sheet, illustrate preferred embodiments of the three forms of the lure.

FIG. 1 is a plan view of a first form of the lure cut to resemble a piece of pork rind.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged cross sectional view taken along the plane of the line 2-2 in FIG. 1.

- F IG. 3 is a plan view of a sheet of material for fonning a second form of the lure, with parts of the surface of the sheet broken away.

FIG. 4 is an enlarged cross sectional view taken along the line 44 in FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is a top plan view of a third form of the lure.

FIG. 6 is an enlarged cross sectional view taken along the plane of the line 6-6 in FIG. 5.

The lure 1 shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 has been cut from a larger sheet of material having the same properties. It is a feature of the invention that fishermen may cut lures to the size and shape desired due to the soft nature of the material. The lure consists of a backing sheet 2 of plastic strands 3. The strands are woven or knitted into a loose mesh having generally regularly arranged openings 4.

The body of the lure l is a layer of soft synthetic plastic material 5 which is flowed or molded on top of the mesh 3 to enter into the openings 4 and embed the mesh in the bottom surface of the plastic. The plastic is two to five times the thickness of the mesh. A scale-like pattern is produced on the top surface of the plastic by fine or narrow ridges 6 on the surface.

FIGS. 3 and 4 show a sheet of material 7 from which modified forms of a lure similar to that shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 may be cut. The sheet 7 consists of a thin body 8 of flexible synthetic plastic material, poured or molded on both sides of a sheet of plastic mesh 9. The sheet 7 is two to five times the thickness of the mesh, and the mesh lies at about the middle of the sheet. The scale-like pattern is produced on both sides of the sheet by narrow ridges 10.

The sheet material shown in FIGS. 3 and 4 is divided into strips by molding parallel grooves 11 into both sides of the body 8 down to approximately the surface of the mesh 9. The sections of the sheet may be easily divided by cutting along the grooves, and the separated sections may be used as lures as cut, or they may be further cut in different shapes and smaller sizes as desired.

The lure 12 shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 consists of a long, narrow, strip 13 of plastic mesh similar to the mesh in the other forms of the lures. A relatively thick bt d r bod is don e eshb sy n Eff'fiuii id teriaI w ic is moI ed m sec tions on the mesh, with molded grooves 16 separating the sections. The body is eight or ten times the thickness of the mesh, and the thickness of the body sections may be varied along the length of the body by molding the body in an open top mold and pressing the mesh into the surface of the body sections. Aseal or cover layer 17 is flowed onto the top of the mesh and solidified with the body.

All forms of the lure and lure material remain soft and limber; and the woven mesh strengthens the plastic body, and also permits the lure to be impaled on a hook at'any point in the body. The synthetic plastic bodies are preferably formed of plasticized polyvinylchloride cured to a hardness of between 5 and 15 on the. Shore A scale. The plastic may be translucent or opaque, and

' may be colored as desired.

What is claimed as new is: 1. An artificial fishing lure comprising, a reinforcing sheet of plastic threads formed into an open mesh,

and a body layer of synthetic flexible plastic molded on said sheet and extending into the openings of said mesh in adhering relation around the threads thereof,

said body layer being arranged in spaced sections with said reinforcing mesh exposed between the sections.

2. A lure as defined in claim I in which said body layer sections are of equal width and separated by straight and narrow grooves about as wide as an opening in the mesh in the reinforcing layer.

Referenced by
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US3967406 *Mar 10, 1975Jul 6, 1976Anderson Ray CFish lure
US4094087 *Feb 4, 1977Jun 13, 1978Carpenter Jerry WFishing lure and hook
US5251395 *Jul 15, 1992Oct 12, 1993Craig WicklundPrinted elastomer fishing lure dressing
US6105304 *Jan 14, 1999Aug 22, 2000Wicklund; CraigElastomer fishing lure skirt
US7266922 *Mar 18, 2005Sep 11, 2007Mann's Bait CompanyFishing lures having elastomeric portions
US7980019 *Dec 30, 2008Jul 19, 2011Kalnas Steven PFishing lure
US20130199079 *Feb 4, 2012Aug 8, 2013Brent OnofrychukRealistic vinyl printed insect wings, body's, minnow heads, body's, beetle body's, and crab body's of every shape, size and color
Classifications
U.S. Classification43/42.24, 43/42.34
International ClassificationA01K85/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K85/00
European ClassificationA01K85/00
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Jan 21, 1992ASAssignment
Owner name: JOHNSON FISHING, INC. A CORP. OF DELAWARE
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:SPENCER, JOHN R., M.D.;REEL/FRAME:005984/0361
Effective date: 19910103
Owner name: JOHNSON FISHING, INC., DELAWARE
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:SPENCER, JOHN R., M.D.;REEL/FRAME:005984/0361
Nov 12, 1991ASAssignment
Owner name: SPENCER, JOHN R.
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:MCCLELLAN INDUSTRIES, INC., D/B/A/ BURKE FISHING LURES, A MI CORP.;REEL/FRAME:005909/0430
Effective date: 19910102
Nov 12, 1991AS02Assignment of assignor's interest
Owner name: MCCLELLAN INDUSTRIES, INC., D/B/A/ BURKE FISHING L
Effective date: 19910102
Owner name: SPENCER, JOHN R.